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With a boutique feel and colorful contemporary design, this four-star Mercure is one of the brand’s flagship London hotels. It is located in the Southwark area, a short walk away from most of London’s best riverside attractions like the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Big Ben. Both Soho and Vauxhall gayborhoods are either a leisurely 40-minute walk or a quick 20 minutes on the Underground.
All the rooms feature modern decor and good facilities, including a Bluetooth speaker, rain shower, and minibar. The Superior rooms are slightly larger than the Classic, and the Privilege rooms are very roomy for London standards. Higher room categories come with added perks like a Nespresso machine and a bathrobe and slippers.
The hotel’s restaurant is headed by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, and offers a take on Italian-American cuisine. Breakfast is extremely fresh and varied, offering more than the standard pastries and cereal.
Depending on the time of year, you can get similar rates here to simpler 3-star options, so it’s always worth checking out.
♥ Stylish, well-designed rooms
♥ Excellent breakfast and restaurant
♥ Ideal location for sightseeing with easy links to gay nightlife